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Company Overview of Salk Institute for Biological Studies

Company Overview

Salk Institute for Biological Studies is an educational and research institution that provides academic programs in biology sciences. The institute offers graduate and postdoctoral education with focus on areas such as molecular biology and genetics, neurosciences, and plant biology. Additionally, it provides high school summer programs. Salk Institute also offers research facilities that include The Crick-Jacobs Center for Theoretical and Computational Biology, Sloan-Swartz Center for Theoretical Neurobiology, and The Cancer Center. The institute was founded in 1963 and is based in La Jolla, California.

10010 North Torrey Pines Road

La Jolla, CA 92037

United States

Founded in 1963





Key Executives for Salk Institute for Biological Studies

Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer, and Assistant Secretary
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Age: 71
Vice President of Development and Communications
Vice President of Academic and Administrative Services
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Salk Institute for Biological Studies Key Developments

Salk Institute for Biological Studies Announces Board Changes

Ted Waitt, chairman of the Waitt Foundation and cofounder of Gateway Inc. has been named chairman of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies' Board of Trustees. He assumes his new role immediately. Irwin Jacobs, philanthropist and founder of QUALCOMM, has held the chairmanship of the Salk Board since November 2006, and chose to step down on the 10th anniversary of his chairmanship. He will remain on the Board as chairman emeritus.

Salk Institute for Biological Studies Presents at The Cell & Gene Meeting on the Mesa, Oct-05-2016 through Oct-07-2016

Salk Institute for Biological Studies Presents at The Cell & Gene Meeting on the Mesa, Oct-05-2016 through Oct-07-2016. Venue: La Jolla, CA 92037, United States. Presentation Date & Speakers: Oct-07-2016, Clodagh O’Shea, Associate Professor, Molecular and Cell Biology Laboratory; William Scandling Developmental Chair, Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte, Professor, Gene Expression Laboratory; Roger Guillemin Chair.

Salk Institute for Biological Sciences Appoints Elizabeth Blackburn as its President

Nobel laureate Elizabeth Blackburn, PhD, professor of biochemistry and biophysics at UC San Francisco, has been named the first woman president of the Salk Institute for Biological Sciences. Blackburn joined the faculty at UCSF in 1990 and served as chair of the microbiology and immunology department from 1993-99. Currently the Morris Herzstein Professor of Biology and Physiology at UCSF, her research has focused on the functions of telomeres, the protective caps at the ends of chromosomes.

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